International mitigation efforts if delivered would contain global temperature rise to 2 degrees, which is ‘not safe’, said Prof Kevin Anderson. File photograph: Getty

If Ireland wants to comply fully with its Paris Agreement obligations it should be cutting its carbon emissions by more than 12 per cent a year, accor(...)

Garda powers to police Covid-19 measures in pubs and restaurants are to be extended until the middle of next year. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Garda powers to police Covid-19 measures in pubs and restaurants are to be extended until the middle of next year. The Cabinet is due to meet on Tues(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, according to a person who has worked with him, is not someone who accepts rejection with equanimity. If he does(...)

The meeting is being chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, who has returned from an extended period of leave. Photograph: PA

The National Health Emergency Team has tonight recommended the State be moved to Level 5 restrictions for a period of four weeks to curb a sharp rise (...)

The travel green list is  unlikely to be changed until the new long-term plan for living alongside Covid-19 is published on September 14th. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Labour Party has called on the Government to clarify why the so-called travel “green list” has not been updated in more than a month. Two Governm(...)

Minister for Media,  Arts, Culture and Sport Catherine Martin: Did she sanity-check Government decisions or was she even consulted? Photograph: Daniel MacDonald

When Catherine Martin was appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht seven weeks ago, scepticism was expressed in s(...)

On July 31st, the average number of clinical diagnoses per doctor was 0.56, rising to 1.24 on August 4th, after the bank holiday weekend. Photograph: Getty

General practitioners have reported an increase in the number of patients who are presenting with Covid-19 symptoms since the August bank holiday week(...)


The outgoing government argued Simon Coveney should keep his official ministerial car after stepping down as tánaiste because of his frequent visits t(...)

Spain said the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, and the Canary Islands should feature on Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is unlikely to immediately review countries on its so-called green list or to consider regional travel corridors, in spite of some stat(...)

 Micheál Martin prepares to make a statement on arrival for the European Union Council in Brussels on Friday. Photograph:  Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and two officials accompanying him to the EU summit in Brussels will not have to self-isolate on their return but will have t(...)

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